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11/25/2014 - 11:54

Cousin briefed the Egyptian President on WFP operations worldwide and its programmes in Egypt. WFP, which has its headquarters in Rome, has worked in Egypt since 1968, running innovative projects targeting the most vulnerable who need additional support beyond the Government’s safety net programmes for the poor.

In 2013, WFP started programmes to support over 120,000 farmers facing climate change in rural areas of Upper Egypt through innovative agricultural methods to increase farm production.

ROME – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met today with His Excellency Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his official trip to Rome.
11/06/2014 - 14:53

In support of a unified response under the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP has to date provided food assistance to 1.3 million people and is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  

FREETOWN – At the end of a three-day visit to Sierra Leone, during which she met with government officials and key actors in the fight against Ebola, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin today called upon partners all over the world to work together to address the critical needs of those affected by the health crisis.
09/19/2014 - 12:48

During a five-day visit, Cousin will meet high-level UN officials, government leaders, private sector partners and representatives of the NGO community for strategic discussions on hunger, nutrition, food security and development. Topics that will take centre stage include WFP’s work in extraordinary emergencies including the Ebola outbreak, Syria, Iraq, and South Sudan and the urgent funding needs for these operations.

NEW YORK – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin will arrive in New York on Sunday, September 22, for the 69th UN General Assembly.
09/16/2014 - 11:33

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last decade and by more than 200 million since 1990-92. The report is published annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

16 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.
09/12/2014 - 07:33

WAW! Tokyo 2014, jointly hosted by the Government of Japan, KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) and other groups, is an international forum for women that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dubs the “women’s Davos forum.” It brings together political, business, and opinion leaders from around the world to discuss common issues relating to women, and how to promote their active roles.

TOKYO – At the invitation of the Government of Japan, Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will make a two-day visit to Japan from today to participate in the World Assembly for Women (WAW! Tokyo 2014).